otp: we're best friends

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royal arranged marriage gerita au where lud is the one who’s way calmer about the whole thing than feli. ludwig is just like “well it was bound to happen anyway that i’d get married off to someone because of Politics, at least this guy is…tolerable?” (he is more than tolerable; ludwig has, in fact, been pining for feli since…probably their first conversation.) meanwhile feli’s just like “ok i know this is for the good of the kingdom or whatever but could i at least have been married to someone i know??? who is this guy why does he like such weird stodgy food why is it so cold here” (feli learns the wonders of layering, ends up brokering a frankly incredible multinational deal to increase spice imports, and falls for lud pretty fast after he manages to separate the political deal from the person.)

  • Me: is there a word for wanting two people to fall in love more so than you want someone to fall in love with you?
  • Friend: … you mean shipping?
  • Me: … this is why we're friends.
  • Friend: I always thought it was cuz we share the same OTP?
  • Me: no, that's why we're BEST friends.